#1
If I removed the frets on a cheap acoustic would I be able to control the intonation better by being able to fret anywhere on the neck
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#2
Well that's the theory behind fretless guitars and basses, so technically, yes. There is definitely a learning curve to playing fretless though.
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#3
I have a cheap electric, how would I go about maybe filing down the frets to make the neck smooth like a fretless?
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#4
Quote by guitarist5477
I have a cheap electric, how would I go about maybe filing down the frets to make the neck smooth like a fretless?



wouldnt it be easier to remove the frets?

OP thats inda the point of fretless but it takes a while getting used to playing in tune and chords are a bit more difficult
#6
cool ty for the responses. Because the bridge on most acoustics are not adjustable I think this will be the best way to go. I can put a trim nail on top of the nut and raise the action for slide guitar and then chalk(or tape) off each fret on each string to accommodate for the raised action. It cant be no worse than playing a fiddle lol.
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#7
Get a new saddle for your acoustic. Its how you adjust intonation.

Your going to need a new one anyway if you remove the frets. I just don't see an acoustic without frets being very playable.
#8
Quote by Culler Amps
Technically if you wanted to do that, the proper way would be to remove the frets, and fill the slots.


what material would you guys recommend I fill in the slots with?
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#9
Be sure to remove the frets properly so you don't mess up the fretboard! Heat the frets and carefully ply them from the wood. Then I think you can fill the gaps with some wood dust mixed with glue. Or you can use some epoxy type of thing.
Next, sand the board lightly so it's smooth.
Last edited by terribleguitar at Apr 9, 2013,